The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress Rooney Mara graces the cover of Vogue magazine’s November 2011 issue. Inside, she discusses losing weight for the role, how her aesthetic has changed, and the media frenzy surrounding the movie.
On losing weight for the role: “One of the things that make our version that much more heartbreaking,” says Mara, “is that even though I am playing a 24-year-old, I look much younger. I look like a child.” I ask if she had to get unhealthily skinny for the role. She says, “Umm . . . not really.”
On the media frenzy surrounding the movie: “Where do I go from here?” she says. “I’ve been trying to really live in the moment because I will never get this part of it back. As soon as the movie comes out, everyone will turn it into what they believe it is, so I’ve really been trying to appreciate every minute of now. Because I know what’s coming.”
On how her aesthetic has changed: “Before, I dressed much girlier,” she says. “A lot of blush-colored things. Now I literally roll out of bed and put on whatever is there. I have really enjoyed being a boy this last year.”
Also in the November 2011 issue: a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund report, a coat & jacket guide, and a budget-friendly guide to colorful prints. For more, pick up the issue when it arrives on newsstands on October 23 or head to Vogue.com.